Xavier press conference following the Musketeers' 72-63 victory over Charlotte on Saturday. The Musketeers earn the third spot in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament and will play on Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Jeremy Growe assumed the role of Director of Men's Basketball Operations in May of 2011 after spending the two previous seasons as a graduate program assistant. Growe took over for Brian Thornton, who is now an assistant coach at Furman University.
"Jeremy has done a great job during his two seasons in the program," said head coach Chris Mack, "and it made the decision on Brian's replacement an easy one. Jeremy was ready to take that next step and assume even more responsibility in the program."
During Growe's time as a graduate program assistant, Xavier compiled a 40-17 record. Xavier also won two Regular Season Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and played in two NCAA Tournaments including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010. While serving as a graduate program assistant Growe participated in video scouting, assisted the coaching staff on the floor during skill instruction and practice, participated in tracking the academic progress of the men's basketball student athletes, helped organize on campus recruiting efforts and executed the film exchange program. While working with the men's basketball team Growe also completed his master's degree from Xavier University in sport administration in 2011.
Growe, 24, came to Xavier after graduating from Indiana University in 2009 with a degree in sport marketing and management. During his time at Indiana, Growe spent the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 seasons as a student manager. His duties included assisting the coaching staff on the floor during practices, assisting the coaching staff with video scouting, managed the operations of summer camp and participated in day-to-day operations with the team. During Growe's time the Hoosiers went 46-19 including back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
Growe also spent the summers of 2008 and 2009 working with the Indiana Elite AAU program. During his time with Indiana Elite Growe participated in on the floor coaching of players during games and practices, recruited players to the program and handled administrative tasks for the team. Growe coached multiple Division I players during his time with the program.